Moving Places

Moving Places

by Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Overview


Moving Places is the brilliant account of a life steeped in and shaped by the movies-part autobiography, part film analysis, part social history. Jonathan Rosenbaum, one of America's most gifted film critics, began his moviegoing in the 1950s in small-town Alabama, where his family owned and managed a chain of theaters.

Starting in the Deep South of his boyhood, Rosenbaum leads us through a series of "screen memories," making us aware of movies as markers of the past-when and where we saw them, with whom, and what we did afterward. The mood swings easily from sensual and poignant regret to screwball exuberance, punctuated along the way by a tribute to the glamorous Grace Kelly of Rear Window, a meditation on The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its improbable audience-community, and an extended riff on Rosenbaum's encounters with On Moonlight Bay.

Originally published in 1980, Moving Places is reissued now both as a companion volume to the author's latest book and as a means of introducing a new generation of film buffs to this unique, often humorous exploration of one man's life at the movies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520089075
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 03/24/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic at the Chicago Reader, is author of Greed (1993) and Film: The Front Line 1983. He is also co-author, with J. Hoberman, of Midnight Movies (1983).

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